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Pointless Compassion - June 2012

In Luke 10:25-37, Jesus tells a story which has become widely known, even beyond Christian circles.  The basic plot is this.  A traveler is attacked half to death and left on the road; two religious leaders pass by, but an outsider has compassion and helps the left-for-dead traveler.  The basic point of this basic plot is to demonstrate the nature of neighborly compassion.

This, of course, is an important lesson, but the story is too rich to be left at this familiar level.  

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Celebrating 5 Years of Hope - May 2012

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The Extremes of Life - April 2012

Many of us would prefer a life that is not subject to extremes, yet some of us cannot avoid extremes, even if we try. When I was 5 my father was diagnosed with leukemia.

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Joy and Peace Through Suffering - March 2012

Kristen Milligan's Testimony (Joy and Peace Through Suffering) from Skyland United Methodist Church on Vimeo .
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Strong Enough - February 2012

I used to attend a class at a local gym called "Power."  We did dynamic weight lifting and by the end of the class almost every muscle in my body was shaking.  After weeks of training, I started seeing real results!  I could lift my kids and carry big bags of groceries with ease.  My back hurt less and I had more energy.

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Beginning to See Clearly - January 2012

Who doesn’t love a quick fix? 

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For God So Loved the World - December 2011

I feel extraordinarily thankful to be here this Christmas with my husband and my children.  There was a moment a few months ago when I wasn't sure ... so much so that my Christmas shopping was complete in early September.

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He Knows Us Better Than We Know Ourselves - October 2011

Isn’t it interesting how much being a parent teaches us?  How profoundly God uses children to chip away at our selfishness …

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Blessed by Cancer - September 2011

Two years ago, my four boys ages 8-15 knew nothing about cancer.  The oldest 3 had been to Haiti numerous times and had begun at young ages to grasp poverty, political corruption, and the need to work for change, but they were unfamiliar with cancer.  Little did I know that our family was going to be blessed by cancer.

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Life's Mountains, part 3 - August 2011

This month's devotional is the final of a 3-part series by Legacy Retreat attendee Cheryl Broyles.

Nine – Energize: During our break climbing Mount Shasta we 

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